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Take King’s message of hope to Congress | Letter


January 20, 2016

Editor, The Beacon:

Excellent idea to have students share they own reflections of what it means to live out Dr. King’s dream [“Mariner to hold MLK assembly Jan. 14,” page 8, Jan. 13.]

My favorite quote of Dr. King’s is: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” The student performance helps bring this question out by reminding us Dr. King was speaking hope for our country.

We can still create hope for others by speaking up to our legislators about passing laws that matter.

For example, extending the earned income tax credit to childless adults would provide a ladder out of poverty for millions. Passing the bipartisan Reach Every Mother and Child Act would help prevent the unnecessary deaths of millions of mothers and children in our world.

Calls, emails and letters can help important hope, creating legislation like this pass. Question is, will we take the time to encourage Congress to do this work?

Willie Dickerson,



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